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Elk Grove Injury Crash Involves Hit-and-Run Driver

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July 03, 2024
Edward Smith

Fleeing Driver Causes Elk Grove Injury Crash on Hood Franklin Road

An Elk Grove injury crash occurred on July 1 involving a hit-and-run driver. The accident occurred on southbound Interstate 5 at eastbound Hood Franklin Road around 9:30 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the incident involved a tow truck and a Ford Transit Connect van. 

Authorities Seek Driver in Elk Grove Injury Crash

The van driver reportedly struck the tow truck on the right-hand side as well as the driver and then fled the scene. Authorities have a description of the van as well as the license plate number. No information was provided on whether the tow truck driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. CHP traffic unit investigators are searching for the fleeing vehicle and driver. 

Law Firm Investigation of a Hit-and-Run

When a driver flees the scene of an Elk Grove injury crash, locating them and holding them accountable can be challenging. In these situations, enlisting a qualified law firm equipped with the investigative tools necessary to track down the responsible driver is crucial. Methods for identifying and locating the driver and vehicle include:

  • Tracking down eyewitnesses: Lawyers can gather information from witnesses at the scene to generate leads and identify the driver.
  • Obtaining video surveillance: Law enforcement or private investigators can be hired to find security camera footage of the incident, which might provide clues about the driver.
  • Investigating vehicle debris left behind: Debris such as broken glass, plastic pieces, or personal belongings left at the scene can help determine the type of car involved in the collision.
  • Locating similar vehicles: Attorneys can investigate vehicles of a particular make and model near the accident location to identify potential connections.
  • Obtaining traffic tickets: Traffic citations issued around the time of the hit-and-run may offer clues about who was driving.
  • Utilizing police reports: Police reports from before or after the incident can provide information about potential suspects and help locate additional witnesses.
  • Contacting auto body shops for repairs: Repair shops might have evidence of recent repairs that link a vehicle to the accident.
  • Checking registration records: Lawyers can examine registration records to find the registered owner of a vehicle similar to the one involved in the accident.

When the Elk Grove Injury Crash Driver Is Located

When the fleeing driver in the accident is found, they can be held financially responsible for the injured party’s losses. This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages, and the injured party’s pain and suffering. If the driver cannot be located, your lawyer can help you use your uninsured/underinsured auto policy to recover compensation.

The video below features injury lawyer Ed Smith, offering advice and useful tips on what qualities to look for when choosing a lawyer:


Elk Grove Car Accident Injury Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a car accident injury attorney serving the Elk Grove area. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve to seek compensation from the responsible party. For no-cost, friendly legal advice, contact us at (916) 694-0002 or, if you’re calling from outside the area, at (800) 404-5400. You can also reach out to us online to set up a consultation, either in person or virtually. Our experienced accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to discuss your case and explain your options for obtaining fair compensation.

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Photo attribution: Image by Vladyslav Topyekha from Pixabay

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